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CNN
Jun 16, 2011 10:00am PDT
revelations of his lewd online exchanges with women. you will recall, anthony weiner, a democrat, lied about reports that were true. according to his source, weiner made a decision to resign after talking to his wife and house minority leader, nancy pelosi, and fellow congressman, steve israel yesterday. he is expected to announce his resignation at the top of the hour. we will bring that to you live when it happens. >>> let's get to our senior congressional correspondent on capitol hill. many were expecting his wife would weigh in on this decision. do you have any indication how the conversations went or how he came to this decision? >> reporter: we don't know how the conversations went except that we do know that there were conversations. we knew his wife who is a top aide to secretary of state hillary clinton was traveling with her and now returned. everybody on capitol hill was waiting for that moment, because anthony weiner was telling them he did not want to make decisions until they spoke face-to-face. anthony weiner made the call to democratic leaders yesterday, and finding the
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. and during that picnic, steve israel, head of the dccc, received a call from anthony weiner around 7:00 p.m., approximately, where weiner informed him that he was planning on stepping down and would resign, and would like to speak to nancy pelosi. the phone was handed off to nancy pelosi, and i'm told by aides that a remorseful and contrite anthony weiner apologized to nancy pelosi for being a distraction, and in fact, informed her he would step down today. this morning, when we were staking out anthony weiner's office, andrea, as you know, office is open for business around 9:00 a.m., around 9:30 a.m., we saw that his staff leave with their belongings, the door was locked, the lights were shut down. we attempted to make a phone call to that office, it went straight to voice mail. so that was quite peculiar to see that at 9:30 a.m. when usually offices are open for business. around 10:00, word came down that anthony weiner would, in fact, resign after seemingly an endless two week personal saga that drained life out of any story democrats have been trying to perpetuate. anthony weine
CNN
Jun 16, 2011 6:00am PDT
anthony weiner? >> reporter: it does. i spoke to democratic source who is knowledgeable about anthony weiner's plans who tell cnn that he does plan to resign from congress today. anthony weiner who has been embroiled in a scandal that has really angered his democratic colleagues here has forced them to push him to resign. they are getting what they want. they are getting his resignation according to one democratic source i spoke with. how this is going to come out and what exactly anthony weiner is going to say we are working our sources to get that information. the headline we do expect anthony weiner to resign his seat. this is nearly three weeks after he initially sent that lewd tweet and started this whole issue rolling and started this big scandal. for somebody who has had a very promising career in the democratic party and certainly has -- has been in a very, very bad place, according to many democratic sources who have been talking to him the past few weeks because he is trying to keep his job but it looks like that is not going to happen. >> let's talk about reaction on the hi
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2011 10:00am EDT
>>> breaking news. nbc news has just confirmed that congressman anthony weiner is resigning. he will step down today. full coverage of this breaking story coming up. >>> plus -- casey gets her turn. the defense opens today trying to prove caylee anthony was not killed by her mother. >> does it come back to you? >> oh, sure. the crack of a rifle and machine fire and the explosions and one which wounded me. >> i join congressional medal of honor recipient and msnbc analyst colonel jack jacobs on an emotional journey back to the vietnam battlefield where he nearly lost his life 43 years ago. >>> good morning. i'm chris jansing. we start with breaking news that's literally just happened in the anthony weiner sexting scandal. nbc news learned the congressman will resign. nbc's deputy political director is live with the latest, and i understand we first saw interns leaving his offices with boxes, mark? >> that's right, chris. and that's obviously a sign something was afoot and nbc news can confirm with a high-ranking democratic source that weiner told house minority leader nancy pelos
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2011 11:00am EDT
was moments ago. the breaking news of anthony weiner's resignation and house minority leader nancy pelosi confirms what we have been reporting this morning, that the congressman will resign after three weeks almost of his tweeting scandal and texting taking the nation by storm as well as washington, d.c. he is expected to make this announcement coming up in new york this afternoon. >>> hi, everybody. a very busy thursday morning here at msnbc. we want to get you up to speed, again, with this breaking news we just learned over the last hour. something we have been following for you now for almost three weeks. the embattled congressman anthony weiner is confirms to the press he will step down. he called nancy pelosi and steve israel to let them nope his decision. it comes after mounting pressure from the democratic colleagues on the hill in the wake of this sexting scandal. straight to nbc's luke russert who joins us on capitol hill where reaction is pouring in. luke, any word on exactly this decision was made? we know that huma abedin came back from her trip with secretary of state
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2011 12:00pm EDT
you're talking the news, two hours ago, we heard about anthony weiner. give us a sense of the time line. >> well, here's what happened. last night at the congressional picnic, nancy pelosi received a phone call from congressman weiner, in which he informed her he was going to resign from congress. they also made the same call to steve israel, head of the dccc, in charge of fund-raising for the democratic caucus. he apologized to him and informed him he would resign. then this morning around 9:30 a.m., and we were staking out representative weiner's office, we saw him staff leave their belongings, as well as the door locked behind them, the lights shut off. when we tried to call the office line, it went straight to voice mail. now, why is that weird at 9:30 a.m., richard? because at 9:00 a.m., congressional offices here at the capitol are open for business. then there was word that anthony weiner would, in fact, resign. came right around 10:00 a.m. and now we're starting to hear from his colleagues, especially some of the democratic representatives i've spoken to that said, look, it
FOX News
Jun 16, 2011 1:00pm EDT
less than an hour to a news conference where we expect to hear new york congressman anthony weiner announce he will resign from congress. what started with a scandalous picture that was sent by mistake has now ended a 20-year political career. welcome to "america live", everybody, i'm martha maccallum in for megyn kelly. we have live pictures coming in at this hour, a live shot from brooklyn, new york, where we are told we will see what may be the last news tkproepbs from anthony weiner as a sitting congressman, weiner has been under intense scrutiny since this whole news broke that he was sending raunchy photos and text messages of himself online, he said to about half a dozen wo >> of course a democrat, heavily favored, one of the local assembly members, or city council member or former city council member, one who is a woman, anthony weiner won this race last year by 60 percent of the vote, potentially, those here in the straits say they could have sent him back to washington but now that won't happen. martha: what a story. what a journey this whole thing has been for anthony weiner, and
ABC
Jun 12, 2011 9:30am EDT
management issues surrounding anthony weiner. first the bottom line for television and media companies. led by nbc darling katie couric announcing she signed a deal with abc. what does that mean for the media bottom line? joining us this week, keach hagey. and the congressional producer for cnn, ted barrett. keach, start with you. why did katie couric signed with abc after she had been with nbc and cbs? >> i think she had a tough round at cbs. she was never able to pull them out of thirdlace. they were paying $15 million at a time when networks are really having trouble. i think she is tired of the spotlight and wants to do something new. >> she is coming to our network. tonly the abc are guaranteed to cover the new show. it is going to be a syndicated show says they may or may not see katie couric here in our market. where are the other dominoes falling? >> well, scott has to brandt himself as a slightly more serious news man. for a guy his first night on the air in his new job -- >> anthony weiner. i got called back in it saying he had sent out new pictures. >> he tried to take the h
MSNBC
Jun 9, 2011 1:00am EDT
say, i told you so. the calls for congressman anthony weiner to step aside, well, they are getting louder and louder and they are now coming from inside the party. and people are choosing up sides. and tonight, congressman weiner's office is speaking out on those x-rated pictures and if that's really his deal. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> by the way, i'm not releasing it. i'm not releasing it. >> well, the naks picture is out. today we find out that weiner's wife is pregnant as a leading democrat calls for him to go. how long can he hang on? i'll talk to mellissa harris perry and mike papantonio. >>> hypocrites on the right continue to dodge questions on their sex scandals. >> but i'm not relitigating the david bitter situation. >>> the bachmann campaign is in real trouble before it ever got started. >>> and in wisconsin you will not believe the games scott walker's boys are playing to try and destroy the middle class. >>> good to have you with us, folks. this might not be a very good show for me because i'm not real happy the way this is unfolding. i hate to sit he
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2011 2:00pm EDT
and things that were drowned out by the anthony weiner saga. >> well, luke, you have many people who are wondering, why couldn't congressman weiner survive, and i can't tell you how many times people have brought up david vitter and how long it took john ensign to step down, and what we have right now, congressman wean siner is accused of breaking the law although ginger lee said he told her to lie, but it is not confirmed official in any way and why couldn't he survive? i get the reality of the distraction, but he is not accused so far of breaking the law. >> well a few reasons, tamron, in terms of a law, right. he is not under a criminal investigation nor charged with anything unlawful or illegalle, but the problem he has run into is that what both parties will tell you is that he had the worst media strategy in the history of contemporary politics. he admitted nothing off of the bat, and constructed this story about the twitter account was hacked and the result of people out to get him. he was if anything a sympathetic martyr and people were trying to take him down. he just di
MSNBC
Jun 8, 2011 8:00pm EDT
director alice rivlin is here. i hoped we were done with this anthony weiner thing. i hate these political sex scandal stories. but just when i thought i was out, they pull me back in. >> we've got to light more sparks all across america. >> president obama another poll may not have lost his edge over some of the republicans. >> the president is trying to grow the economy, republicans are trying to blame him. >> politicians try to turn the american people against one another. >> tim pawlenty comes out swinging against president obama. >> our president needs to enter economic rehab. >> floats an interesting idea. >> very concerned about high energy prices. >> our national debt has skyrocketed. >> debt incurred in part by two substantial tax cuts. >> the economic policies that got us into this mess in the first place. >> go to detroit where auto companies are coming back. >> corporations are very healthy right now. >> the president continues to fight republican ideas that got us into this mess. >> we're going to once again lead the world in producing college graduates. >> the trend
MSNBC
Jun 17, 2011 3:00am EDT
not at all hard to make. so stick with us. anthony weiner's got some time-out and some growing up to do. maybe we all do. as i said, we're back to business. and that's "hardball." nor now, thanks for being with us. >>> well, it turned out to be one press conference too many. >> why is this necessary? why not release just a statement? why this last news conference in the scandal that's gone on way too long, according to some? >> i would hope this would be the footage people would run. >> and thanks to howard stern, they will remember it. >> pervert! >> are you more than seven inches? >> he knew this was going to be a circus. he has become a circus. >> the circus came to town early this year. >> why go on television? >> the worst media strategy. >> like the entire saga has been surrounding anthony weiner, it was bizarre. >> the more porn stars that come out, the better. >> when the word is the more porn stars the better, you know it's time to go. >> i don't know who would watch that and say that felt like a comfortable end because it just didn't. >> twittered away. >> i'm kind of al
ABC
Jun 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
in the scandal surrounding anthony weiner. president obama at -- said if it were him, he would resign. they were highly inappropriate. his comments come as he remains on a leave of absence while he seeks therapy. we'll have much more on whether this could help them keep his job. that is a little bit later in our newscast. >>> and arlington community comes together hours after two arrests in a high-profile murder. he was found dead on his way to work out an arlington and fitness center. >> this case has been a disturbing mystery to this neighborhood until tonight when police made the announcement of the rest. they are revealing very little, but they did tell residents that the murder was a random act. a meeting in the same arlington neighborhood where the 57-year- old lived and died. they wanted to know news of the arrest. a tangible sense of relief but what the neighborhood. questions from france. >> we want to know why. >> in december of 2009, he was walking from this arlington apartment to his job at the health club when he was confronted. his body was later found. he had bee
MSNBC
Jun 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
rehab for congressman anthony weiner. >> what he did was highly inappropriate. >> he goes away, but not for long, and now the president responds for the first time. >> should congressman anthony weiner resign? >> he's embarrassed his wife and family. if it was me, i would resign. >> just when you thought it couldn't get any worse. >> even more pictures where apparently he used a house gym mirrors as a backdrop. >> endless photographs of his magnificent torso. >> ridiculous bulge in my shorts now. wanna see? >> it's so juvenile and disgusting. >> if i'm not mistaken every member of the democratic leadership told him to step down. >> while house democrats deal with weiner, the president is trying to focus on jobs. >> it's good to be back in north carolina. >> today's topic is our number one topic, and that's jobs, jobs, jobs. >> he's taking action on jobs. >> focusing today on jobs, north carolina will likely be a key battleground state. >> the obama campaign thinking demographics are going their way. >> north carolina isn't the only swing state. >> the president is traveling on to florid
MSNBC
Jun 8, 2011 4:00am EDT
. who am i to say? fast forward to today. the day after democrat congressman anthony weiner of new york acknowledges his own indiscretions. they amount to sending compromising pictures of himself to women on the internet and engaging in sexually explicit chats with women online and lying to cover it up. yes, he definitely lied as far as we know there was no actual physical adultery nor is there political hypocrisy here. antmy weiner has never campaigned on the basis of his superior family values and other people having bad ones. he's never demanded anybody resign for having had an afare or having some sort of online indiscretion. so, congressman cantor what should happen to any weiner? what should happen to congressman anthony weiner? should we pray for his family? is this not for us to say? >> i think it is up to congressman weiner and his constituents to make that decision. i don't condone his activity. i think he should resign. >> i think he should resign. sure, his constituents should get a say, but me, eric cantor i think he should go right now. what is the difference between
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
anthony weiner, it was bizarre. >> the more porn stars that come out, the better. >> when the word is the more porn stars the better, you know it's time to go. >> i don't know who would watch that and say that felt like a comfortable end because it just didn't. >> twittered away. >> i'm kind of all punned out at this point. >> the democratic leadership just wants to get back to work. >> if you're here to ask a question about congressman weiner, i won't be answering it. >> no opportunity for democrats to get -- to perpetuate their message. >> the distraction that i have created has made that impossible. >> they need to move on. >> congressman chris van hollen is here to lead the democrats back to work. >> as usual, we're here to talk about jobs. >> anything other than anthony weiner. >> the house republican plan on medicare. >> republicans have their own struggle with their anti-tax pledge to grover norquist. >> i think you all tend to overstate the influence of grover norquist. >> i would love to discover i have overestimated grover norquist's power. >> grover is old news. >> you hear
MSNBC
Jun 8, 2011 12:00am EDT
any weiner? what should happen to congressman anthony weiner? should we pray for his family? is this not for us to say? >> i think it is up to congressman weiner and his constituents to make that decision. i don't condone his activity. i think he should resign. >> i think he should resign. sure, his constituents should get a say, but me, eric cantor i think he should go right now. what is the difference between anthony weiner and the other scandals other than the fact when they stack up next to each other, his has less bad thins to say about it than governor sanford's or ensign's scandal, what's the different between these two guys. it's okay if you're a republican. anthony weiner committed the gravest sin of all. not a republican. this stuff is okay if you are a republican. if you are asking the republican party about it. do you remember this guy? republican senator david vitter of louisiana? in 2007 david visit ere was busted for having solicited prostitutes through the d.c. madam. she was running a high end prostitution ring in washington, d.c. her phone number list got out and da
CNN
Jun 12, 2011 4:00am EDT
lines galore tonight in the saga that is anthony weiner. comedian tracy morgan homophobic rants. >> i can get back on the baseball field. just keep on working hard every day 9:00 to 5:00. keep getting stronger every day. >> a young man who should be an inspiration for all of us, a college athlete on the verge of a career in baseball now paralyzed after a horrifying on field collision. but the story does not have a tragic ending. this hour the latest chapter that will leave you smiling. hello, everyone, i'm don lemon live from manchester, new hampshire where cnn is getting set to hold a gop presidential debate. those stories and much more right here in the cnn newsroom. we start with this. he lied, he denied, apologized. now tonight congressman anthony weiner is seeking professional help after the strongest call for his resignation. he's now seeking treatment. top democratic members of weiner's own party like nancy pelosi now say they want him gone. here's how democratic national committee chairwoman debbie wasserman-schultz put it. >> i call on anthony weiner to resign. the behavior h
NBC
Jun 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
anthony weiner to resign as new photos emerge, taken by weiner himself in the house gym. >>> the recovery. our first up-close look at congresswoman gabby giffords since that awful day in tucson five months ago. >>> mob violence. why scenes like this have one of america's biggest cities on edge tonight. >>> and stealing the show. on a weekend rich in royal pageantry, the future queen becomes the main attraction. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. some new compromising photos of congressman anthony weiner, this time pictures reportedly taken at the capitol, are tonight making it a lot more difficult for weiner and democratic leaders to make this embarrassing scandal go away. the latest pictures have surfaced a day after weiner announced he was taking a leave of absence to seek treatment. and at a time the calls from within his own party for weiner to resign were already becoming more urgent. our capitol hill team is following these new developments beginning wi
CNN
Jun 16, 2011 11:00am EDT
democratic sources that anthony weiner will in fact announce he's resigning husband house seat, representing parts of brooklyn and queens. i think it would be unusual he would go before the cameras, because it is such a tough time for him. in stepping aside, he will for the democratic party, it hopes, end a distraction that came at a very bad time. of which they not only hope to keep the white house, they're hoping to take back the representatives. leader pelosi hopes to become speaker pelosi. there's a personal side. when the congressman resigns, there's personality issues, family issues they'll have to deal with. those will fade mostly from the public scenes. there are political questions. will there be a special special election? will he new york lose the two house seats? which districts have to go? could that district become part of that? it is possible, though ifs look at the population data, it's not exactly easy to draw the lines. dao she have any intention of trying to come back to politics? that i suspect is a question that will be asked. i would guess he does not know, but a conver
MSNBC
Jun 6, 2011 10:00pm EDT
bad news about congressional marrs from anthony weiner a. it is also the best new thing in the world. >> from new york, great to be back with you. congressman anthony weiner held a press conference today and admitted to sending inappropriate pictures of himself to several women but he said he will not resign. i'll have something to say about that. we'll have more on his announcement and what it could mean for his political career. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. after ten days of a media firestorm, representative anthony weiner comes clean. >> i tweeted a photograph of myself that i intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in seattle. to be clear, the picture was of me and i sent it. >> we heard his confession. only time will tell whether his political career will survive. in psycho talk tonight, walter williams spews gibberish about the welfare system calling it worse than slavery for african-americans. >> government has said to many young women, i am the father. and so the father, black males, have become dispensable. >> the poster boy for t
MSNBC
Jun 7, 2011 10:00pm EDT
conference yesterday anthony weiner told leader pelosi in no uncertain terms that he was not going to resign his seat. end of discussion, he said. well, we're still going to discuss it here on "the ed show." let's get to work. >> you can just see former speaker pelosi is furious. >> democrats are mad. republicans are licking their chops. anthony weiner refuses to budge. >> a message to me every day. >> reporter: as weiner's women continue to come out of the woodwork accusations from a porn star that he helped coach her on hiding their activity. tonight we'll find out what his constituents think about all of this. and the gop 2012? tim pawlenty's new plan to shaft the middle class is out. michele bachmann hired a new campaign manager who is already taking shots at sarah palin. good to have you with us tonight. lots to talk about. americans who pay attention to politics know congressman anthony weiner of new york as one of these tough, liberal fighters for the middle class. and that's why they revere him so much. now the rest of america knows weiner as a public servant who sent smutty p
MSNBC
Jun 8, 2011 1:00am EDT
chops. anthony weiner refuses to budge. >> a message to me every day. >> reporter: as weiner's women continue to come out of the woodwork accusations from a porn star that he helped coach her on hiding their activity. tonight we'll find out what his constituents think about all of this. and the gop 2012? tim pawlenty's new plan to shaft the middle class is out. michele bachmann hired a new campaign manager who is already taking shots at sarah palin. good to have you with us tonight. lots to talk about. americans who pay attention to politics know congressman anthony weiner of new york as one of these tough, liberal fighters for the middle class. and that's why they revere him so much. now the rest of america knows weiner as a public servant who sent smutty pictures to young women that are so bad. weiner is the butt of the joke of every late night comedian stunt out there and right wing talk show host who actually have a strangle on the airwaves across america. he's getting beat up pretty good. last night i called for the congressman to take one for the team and step aside and resign.
MSNBC
Jun 12, 2011 8:00am EDT
." not stepping down, but anthony weiner says he wants to take alleys of absence. he's under fierce looking now. >> it's with great disappointment that i call on my colleague, anthony weiner, to resign. the behavior he exhibited is indefensible. >> house democratic leader nancy pelosi also weighs in urging him to seek help without the pressures of congress. >> faced with a twitter scandal that won't go away, congressman anthony weiner of new york announced he was requesting a leave of absence from his job. his office said he was seeking professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and a healthier person. that announcement came a short time after he told report yursz that he wanted to keep working. >> i made some serious mistakes here. i have to redeem myself, and i am going to try and get back to work. these were personal failings and i am trying not to let them get in the way of my professional work. >> his dirty laundry had become so much of a distraction, top democrats were calling for him to step down. on saturday, before his announcement, he heard a chorus of cr
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
? obviously, the anthony weiner stuff also serves as a horrible image aspect to this, beats up a member of congress, yet brings up the fact that there's a lot of flawed human beings there. is it the gridlock that's probably setting people back? >> i think it's really the overall economy. i think people are understandably unhappy in the country. unemployment's still around 9%. it hasn't gotten better for a couple of years. people's houses are still in trouble from a value standpoint. people's 401(k)s haven't recovered from the recession. so, people are unhappy. and when they're unhappy, they get angry at whoever's in office. so, i think that's the main factor that's hurting congress. the other thing is, you've got to remember, congress is a huge organization. it's 535 people. and it's very hard for them to be popular. it's not one person who can solve problems or get things done. it's just a big group. that's what we have. that's what we want. and that's the way it is. >> all right. congressman dick gephardt, i've got to leave it there. >> okay. >> nice to see you. >> good to see you. >> al
MSNBC
Jun 7, 2011 4:00pm EDT
talking about congressman anthony weiner's admission and refusal to resign. a somewhat steamy afternoon here in new york city, i'm dylan ratigan. wiener gate, the symptom after problem in this country. a constant game of smoke and mirrors. politically and personally. but now, the internet means that the truth is only a click away. it's that bigger issue to which we are devoting this entire hour, now of course we will get into the politics of the whys of likely ethics investigation, whether anthony wiener can survive the scandal and all of the rest of it. but we will also devote the vast majority of our resources today to the forces bringing these sorts of things to light, not just lewd photos, all information. the hypocrisy of mankind, their duplicity and ease with which it can be observed. money and politics. corrupt politicians. you understand. how technology in the 21st century redefined what it means to be a sleeze bag, how easy it is and how easy it is to get caught. and whether we as a group, as a generation of people on this earth, faced with the new age of the internet
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. anthony weiner has almost $5 million in a political account in new york city probably could run for something at some point. >> is that feasible? given your perspective on this thing? >> i this difficult for him to come back into politics. i think there are a lot of things he can do. go into television, for example. or certainly political commentator. do politics in other ways. ed difference between him and spitzer is there are not pictures, naked pictures of spitzer out there. this stuff lives forever and i think it's going to live forever and haunt weiner forever. things could be hard. >> you're so genre to us our professional, gene. you're a britain guy at heart. you can't teach, can't lobby. so many things you can't do. not a lawyer, not a cpa. no a physician. you're seeing, at least be a television guy. >> or a print guy. i'll weigh in on that, chris. he can certainly comment on politics from a variety of circumstances from a variety of media. i do think it's going to be difficult for him center to run again for a national office. >> ben, wanted to jump in there, right? >> sayi
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2011 9:00pm EDT
you are, say, a democrat like congressman anthony weiner, well, i'm sorry, you have to go. as david vitter has undoubtedly pondered his luck throughout this weiner scandal, republicans have not only refused to hold republicans responsible, but democrats have joined with republicans piling on that anthony weiner has to resign, as no republicans called for john ensign to resign either. today, all of that piling on by the democrats in particular, produced its perhaps inevitable results, and anthony weiner resigned. our offices, you may know, are at 30 rock here in new york city. and when we are at our offices here at 30 rock, covering news events as they unfold across the country, or across the world, the way that works here technologically is that we see tape. we see footage as it's being fed in. that's what they call it. it's just a fancy kind of uploading that uses satellites. sometimes stuff gets fed in live. sometimes tape gets fed in after the fact, after the event. but what we see here at 30 rock, in our system, in the control room or in our computer systems waiting for a feed,
ABC
Jun 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, and tim brant with sports. >>> anthony weiner may be leaving the house but not without money in his pocket. >> as a congressman with several terms in office, he is entitled to a pension. rebecca cooper as more and what he will receive. rebecca? >> anthony weiner is not independently wealthy so he will probably need a job as soon as possible. he will be guaranteed a healthy retirement payout, things to be in the -- thanks to the person being a member of congress. >> what will anthony weiner do for work? it is now unlikely he will run for new york city mayor. his intensity and perseverance is considered a plus for the magazine, but he could get a hefty pension. $46,000 a year if he retires at the age of 62, $32,000 if he retires at 62. grandfather william cowper wishes he had that kind of pension. >> i had to work hard for what i get. >> it is wrong. >> defenders point out that most members could make a lot more if they were not in public office, and this mother says why should he be singled out? >> i think if ceo's can get a bailout, why should he not? >> anthony weiner has more than
MSNBC
Jun 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
against republican hypocrisy. that's the lead story. all week, i have been saying the anthony weiner scandal is a reaction. last night, there was an article with the headline, progressives call on democrats to show spine after the wein er scandal. democrats need to define their own, not throw them under the bus. it's a matter of principle. the democrats never circle the wagons to protect their own. in this case, we have a controversy about a guy's private life. there is no evidence of law breaking. the tide might be turning. pointedly did not call for anthony weiner to quit when given the chance. >> we were wondering if you can give us your reaction to what's going on with anthony weiner. >> i don't have a comment on that now. >> are you going to call for his resignation? >> i told you, i don't have a comment on it. >> no comment? i'll take it. it pushes a win as they say in vegas. it's a great start. as long as they stop attacking their own guy, we don't have a high standard. it's a good start. unfortunately, there are ten democrats in congress calling on aptny wiener to resign. they have t
ABC
Jun 13, 2011 12:00pm EDT
-- >> he is a liar and i cannot believe anything he says. >> pressure mounts as anthony weiner checks into rehab. and the pentagon papers. remember them? and in arizona for the first time, some residents are allowed to go home. and we will have a check on t >> president obama is now calling anthony weiner's actions inappropriate and a distraction. so far, the white house is not saying whether the president thinks he should resign. the congressman is back to work today -- the congress is back today without anthony weiner, who is on leave of absence. >> one week ago congressman anthony weiner admitted he exchange messages with half a dozen women online but adamantly insisted it was -- turns out that may not be true. tmz released a new batch of photographs, more lewd than the ones that pursue were released. these were taken in the gym reserved for members of congress. they show him almost completely nude, and appeared to be shot with his blackberry. the website says that the photographs were sent to at least one woman over the internet. on sunday, two dozen constituents gathered outside of hi
MSNBC
Jun 8, 2011 11:00pm EDT
survey, i asked, does the anthony weiner episode make it harder for democrats to get their agenda passed? 43% of you said yes. 57% of you said no. that's the "ed show." i'm ed schultz. see you tomorrow on the radio. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. see you tomorrow night. >>> i can't believe we have to do this again. i want to talk about the budget pricis, the debt ceiling. alice rivlin is here and i hoped we were done with this anthony weiner thing. i hate these political sex scandal stories. just when i thought i was out, they pull me back in. we've got to light more sparks. president obama may not have lost his edge. >> the president is trying to grow the economy. republicans are trying to blame him. >> politicians try to turn >> tim pawlenty comes out swinging against president obama. >> our president needs to enter economic rehab. >> floats an interesting idea. >> very concerned about high energy prices. >> our national debt has skyrocketed. >> debt incurred in part by two substantial tax cuts. >> the economic policies that got us into this mess in th
MSNBC
Jun 13, 2011 9:00pm EDT
away for the republican party, as they continue to make part san waves over the anthony weiner story. i still don't get it. more details ahead, including the president of the united states weighing in on the issue today. >> ( rooster crows ) >> by 2020, 50 billion network devices will roam the earth. that's seven devices per person. this will change how we work in ways we've never before imagined. what do you need to secure your people, their devices, and your business? a network that can evolve and grow to protect your human network. she felt lost... until the combination of three good probiotics in phillips' colon health defended against the bad gas, diarrhea and constipation. ...and? it helped balance her colon. oh, now that's the best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. down the hill? man: all right. we were actually thinking, maybe... we're going to hike up here, so we'll catch up with you guys. [ indistinct talking and laughter ] whew! i think it's worth it. working with a partner you can trust is always a good decision. massmutual. let our fina
MSNBC
Jun 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
over the anthony weiner story. i still don't get it. more details ahead, including the president of the united states weighing in on the issue today. ♪ ooh baby, looks like you need a little help there ♪ ♪ ooh baby, (what) can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. only align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive system. try the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. >>> it seemed to me that for the first ten days in this circus, that the only job that nancy pelosi was interested in saving was anthony weiner's. we've got crushing unemployment in this country, we've got a president that's whistling past the graveyard, we've got families that are struggling, and instead, we've got leadership and a democratic party that are defending a guy that deserves no defense. >> is it a difficult place for the party leadership to be that you call for resignation, he doesn't listen. i mean, does it say something about th
FOX News
Jun 9, 2011 5:00am EDT
here. >> he didn't rob a bank. he didn't hurt nobody. >> i think anthony weiner is great. >> jesse watters goes to mr. weiner's district in new york city to gauge public opinion on the situation. >> are you from fox news? >> yeah. >> what happened then? >> also tonight, dennis miller on sarah palin, paul revere and katie couric. quite a trio. >> bill: caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. congressman anthony weiner delivers a body blow to american liberalism. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. there are very few people who can go out and effectively promote left wing views in the media these days. in the house, debbie wasserman schultz, dennis kucinich they do that in the senate, there is really nobody. these days bernie sanders only speaks to the choir. far and away congressman anthony weiner used to be the point man to deliver the liberal point of view. he was on the tv all the time. >> make no mistake about it, every
CBS
Jun 17, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> in disgrace, anthony weiner finally resigns from congress in the wake of his sexting scandal, so what's next for him, and his house seat? >>> drawdown debate. military leaders want the president to rethink withdrawing u.s. troops from afghanistan. >>> and afterhours, a pair of airport pranksters make a viral video that raises serious security questions. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. >>> speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, says congressman anthony weiner's decision to resign was the right judgment. weiner made his announcement yesterday, ending weeks of turmoil over his sexting scandal. >> i'm here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes i have made and the embarrassment i have caused. i make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents but i make it particularly to my wife, huma. i hope to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do, to fight for the middle class and those struggling to make it. unfortunately, the distractions that i have created has made that im
CNN
Jun 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
our top story. congressman anthony weiner made it official today. he resigned from office. he made the announcement this afternoon from brooklyn. >> i had hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do. to fight for the middle class and those struggling to make it. unfortunately, the distraction that i have created has made that impossible. so today, i'm announcing my resignation from congress. >> what now for the congressman's fellow democrats? how does his resignation affect the business of the house of representatives? joining me from washington, the senior correspondent dana bash who broke the story of anthony weiner's impending resignation early this morning. she's been speaking with his colleagues all day. thanks for being with us. what is the sense? is there just overwhelming relief among anthony weiner's colleague? >> there is. no two ways about it. major relief when it comes to the politics of this. you know, we've been reporting, they have been trying particularly the democratic leadership, trying to get him first privately, then publi
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